How I Choose My Books Tag

 The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

I love the entire series, so of course, I own this blue book… do you mean why did I pick it up just now? It is eye level on my shelf, so it was the first blue book I noticed.

Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I just don’t normally read contemporaries, but I gave this book a shot and it was adorable.

Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book? 

The Selection by Kiera Cass

I saw one of the later books at Barnes and Noble when they had that large selection of signed books and to be honest, totally picked it up because of her name.

Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?

I am completely blanking here, looking at my shelf and not thinking of anything that has been recommended to me. That’s the problem when more than half of my books aren’t even on the bookshelf in my room and the ones that are there (and were recommended to me) I haven’t read yet, like Strange the Dreamer or Frogkisser.

Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Of course, it has its weaknesses but considering that it is a debut novel I felt that it lived up to the hype. I was impressed.

Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Honestly? The cover, but the book was fantastic so it’s okay!

What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?

 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This was one of the shows I was able to watch while in Guyana (I didn’t have actual internet) and after watching it, I decided to read the book.

Think of your all-time favorite book(s). When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Whenever they came out, ’99? 2000? My parents and I were in the store when my dad noticed the first two books. He told my mom that he had heard some good things about these books. They’re both huge fans of fantasy novels (my dad is currently re-reading GoT and my mom’s favourite series is LotR), so my mom immediately bought them, we read them every night before bed and the rest is history.


How do you guys pick your books? Let me know in the comments below!







16 responses to “How I Choose My Books Tag”

  1. Melissa Gibbs Avatar

    This is a really cool tag! It’s awesome that you ended up reading thirteen reasons why after the show 🙂

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    1. kyera Avatar

      It is! It was weird because I always read books before watching a show or movie, but I just happened to have the opportunity to watch Thirteen Reasons Why.

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  2. Never Not Reading Avatar

    Your parents sound like cool people! My parents also love books, but we don’t like the same kinds really.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Yeah, they’re the best. My dad introduced me to all of the action/adventure books like Clive Cussler, Michael Crichton, etc. My mom will even read books I’ve recommended to her. She loved An Ember in the Ashes. Plus she’s read the Mortal Instruments, Divergent, Throne of Glass and is currently reading Six of Crows.

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      1. Never Not Reading Avatar

        My mom reads books I suggest, but rarely likes them. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever really heard her say she ENJOYED a book… Unless its about a dog, I guess. And Harry Potter, she loved Harry Potter.

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      2. kyera Avatar

        Oh no! I feel so badly for your mom. A life without at least one shelf of books that you love?

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      3. Never Not Reading Avatar

        I know! I’m always trying to think of something she’ll like, but then it’s always, “oh, she won’t like this little detail, or that they swear a lot, or that one character”. She’s just finicky I guess.

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  3. Bionic Book Worm Avatar

    Great list! I still need to read Passenger but the cover is what made me want to read it too!

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Thanks 💜

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  4. bookprincessreviews Avatar

    Wow, this tag was hard. :O Some of the reasons why we pick up books aren’t that memorable or kind of forgettable so it was interesting to see you go through yours and pick the reasons out. Super interesting, Kyera, and definitely need to check out a few of these books on the list! 🙂

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Yeah, it was so tough answering some of them.

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      1. bookprincessreviews Avatar

        Yes! I thought that you did brilliant, though. ❤

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  5. hell0chloe Avatar

    Such a cool tag! I need to read The Selection!

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Yeah, I hope you enjoy it whenever you get a chance to read it!

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